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Dance

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul." - Martha Graham

Ballet/Pointe


 

CREATIVE MOVEMENT  (Ages 3 - 5 years)

INSTRUCTOR: Trissa Finneran

 

This is a movement class where children will learn basic ballet and

music skills. Students will learn ballet class etiquette and develop muscular memory.  Technical vocabulary, tap, and tumbling will be included. 

1 hour class/once a week


 

PRE-BALLET  (Ages 5 - 8 years)

INSTRUCTOR: Trissa Finneran

 

Pre-Ballet will prepare students for Ballet I technique. Exercises will be introduced to

strengthen the ankles, feet, back, stomach, and neck, and increase coordination. Time will be spent introducing center work and simple combinations. Students will develop spatial awareness and musical phrasing.  

Class meets one hour/once a week.


 

BALLET I  (Ages 7 - 10 years)

INSTRUCTOR: Hope McLaughlin

 

Ballet I will continue where pre-ballet and beginners ballet left off. It allows the students to develop a larger vocabulary while introducing fifth position to barre and center work. Students will learn correct ballet posture and carriage as well as basic steps. For kids ages 7-8, Pre-Ballet is prerequisite to Ballet I.

Class meets one hour/once a week.

 

BALLET II  (Ages 9 years and up)

INSTRUCTOR: Hope McLaughlin

 

Ballet II will continue to build on the technical foundation established in Ballet I, while introducing new and exciting steps and combinations at the barre and in the center. Students will be able to maintain turn out and correct posture throughout barre and center work.  Basic use of the head (epaulement) will also be introduced. For kids ages 7-10, Ballet I is prerequisite to Ballet II.

Class meets one hour/once a week.


 

BALLET III   (Ages 11 years - Adult)

INSTRUCTOR: Hope McLaughlin

 

Ballet III is an intermediate class. Students will be introduced to more advanced steps and combinations, as well as choreography. Students should have a working knowledge of vocabulary and positions in previous levels. Maximum turnout and correct posture should be maintained throughout barre and center work.  Ballet II is a prerequisite to Ballet III, and  placement will be by teacher recommendation*.  Class meets one hour/twice a week.


 

BALLET IV  (Ages 12 years - Adult)

INSTRUCTOR: Hope McLaughlin

 

Ballet IV is a high intermediate class. Students will further increase vocabulary, as well as performance ability and poise. Placement by audition and/or teacher recommendation*.

Class meets 1.5 hours/twice a week. 


 

**CLOSED** BALLET V  (Ages 13 - Adult) **CLOSED**

INSTRUCTOR: Hope McLaughlin

 

Ballet V is an advanced technique class. Students will explore more advanced movement and choreography. Placement by audition and/or teacher recommendation*. 

Class meets 1.5 hours/twice a week


 

BEGINNER TEEN/ADULT BALLET  (Ages 13 and up)

INSTRUCTOR: Hope McLaughlin

 

Beginner Teen/Adult Ballet is a beginner class for teens and adults who have minimal ballet experience, but would like to improve technique and overall coordination. Students will learn basic movements and terminology as it relates to ballet. Students will learn presentation of the arms, head, and body while engaging turnout and maintaining correct placement and posture. The instructor will work with the students according to their individual level. 

Class meets 1 hour/once a week

 

POINTE I  - Pre-Pointe/Beginner  (Ages 11 and older)

INSTRUCTOR: Hope McLaughlin

 

Pointe I is for those students who show strong foot/ankle development, and an understanding of ballet technique. They will be introduced to pointe work facing the barre.  Once students can perform combinations with correct posture, straight legs and strong ankles and feet, the combinations can be done sideways to the barre or in center.  Students MUST have taken at least one year of ballet technique to be considered for this class. Students also must take a ballet technique class in conjunction with Pointe I. Placement by audition and/or teacher recommendation*. Class meets one hour/once a week.


 

**CLOSED** POINTE II - Intermediate **CLOSED**

INSTRUCTOR: Hope McLaughlin

 

Pointe II is an intermediate class that will take the student to a more extensive vocabulary of pointe work, while working on strength and coordination.  This class will explore more work in the center.  Placement by audition and /or teacher recommendation*. Ballet class is required in order to take Pointe class. 

Class meets one hour/once a week.


 

Contemporary

 

CONTEMPORARY I   (Ages 6 - 9 years)

INSTRUCTOR: Trissa Finneran

 

Contemporary I teaches basic contemporary and modern movement that strengthens the core of the dancer’s body which is required for any dance style. The class will focus on contractions, isolations, improvisation, and coordination. (Completion of this class does not automatically place students into Contemporary II)

Class meets one hour/once a week.


 

CONTEMPORARY II   (Ages 7 - 12 years)

INSTRUCTOR: Vanessa Rodriguez

 

Contemporary II is an intermediate level contemporary technique class.  This class will explore L.A. style movement and begin to emphasize physical strength and intensify choreography. Knowledge of foundations of Ballet will be a plus, but not required. (Completion of this class does not automatically place students into Contemporary III). For kids ages 7-9, Contemporary I is prerequisite to Contemporary II and/or placement by teacher recommendation*.

Class meets one hour/once a week.


 

CONTEMPORARY III   (Ages 13 - Adult)

INSTRUCTOR: Vanessa Rodriguez

 

Contemporary III is a mix of all main contemporary and modern approaches (Cunningham, Graham, and Limon). Advanced students will explore the natural energy and emotions of the body to produce dances which are often very personal, featuring a wide variety of dance techniques. The students will focus on breathing, posture, and emotional state to establish a mind-body connection through progressions, combos, routines, and mostly on building strength, stamina, endurance, and flexibility. The aim is to achieve optimum technical aptitude. Advanced students will be perfecting placement, alignment, core support, spatial awareness, full body/mind integration, rhythmic clarity, and musicality. (Completion of this class does not automatically place students into Contemporary IV). Placement by audition and/or teacher recommendation*.

Class meets one hour and a half/once a week.


 

**CLOSED**  CONTEMPORARY IV  (Ages 13 - Adult)  **CLOSED**

INSTRUCTOR: Vanessa Rodriguez

 

Contemporary IV is a totally advanced technique class. Students will explore more advanced movement and choreography. Placement by audition and/or teach recommendation*. 

Class meets one hour and a half/once a week.


 

Jazz

 

JAZZ I   (Ages 6 - 9 years)

INSTRUCTOR: Trissa Finneran

 

Jazz I teaches the basics of jazz movement with contemporary and Broadway-style

music. Students learn isolations, stretches, across the floor jazz walks, turns and leaps. (Completion of this class does not automatically place students into Jazz II)

Class meets one hour/once a week.


 

JAZZ II   (Ages 10 and up)

INSTRUCTOR: Bethany Corey

 

Jazz II is an intermediate class, and it takes the dancer through more connecting movement while teaching more technical jazz vocabulary. Students will learn to put movements together, learn new, exciting choreography, and expand their jazz vocabulary. Knowledge of foundations of Ballet will be a plus, but not required. (Completion of this class does not automatically place students into Jazz III) Prerequisite: Jazz I. Placement by teacher recommendation*. 

Class meets one hour/once a week.


 

JAZZ III   (Ages 12 - Adult)

INSTRUCTOR: Bethany Corey

 

Jazz III is an advanced class. Students will be expected to pick up advanced combinations and choreography quickly. Jazz vocabulary will be further expanded. Perfect compliment for Triple Threat Class and/or Broadway Dance. Placement by audition and/or teacher recommendation*. 

Class meets one hour/once a week.


 

**CLOSED**  JAZZ IV  (Ages 13 - Adult)  **CLOSED**

INSTRUCTOR: Bethany Corey


 

**CLOSED**  ADULT JAZZ (Ages 18 and up)  **CLOSED**

INSTRUCTOR: Bethany Corey

 

IT’S FINALLY HERE! For grown-ups only! We will open a slot for this class if there are 4 or more students interested in signing up. The basics of jazz movement with contemporary and Broadway-style music. Students learn isolations, stretches, across the floor jazz walks, turns and leaps. Will learn a short choreography combination every other week.

Recital participation is optional. 

Class meets one hour/once a week.


 

Tap


TAP I   (Ages 6 - 9 years)

INSTRUCTOR: Daniel Bridges

 

Tap I focuses on rhythm and making “melodies” with the feet. This class will introduce

rhythmic steps and tap vocabulary. (Completion of this class does not automatically place students into Tap II)

Class meets one hour/once a week.


 

TAP II   (Ages 7-12 years)

INSTRUCTOR: Bethany Corey

 

Tap II is a beginner/intermediate class. Students will explore more extensive center and across the floor work along with challenging choreography, more difficult steps, and challenging choreography. (Completion of this class does not automatically place students into Tap III) Prerequisite: Tap I

Class meets one hour/once a week.


 

TAP III  (Ages 11  - Adult)

INSTRUCTOR: Bethany Corey

 

This class is centered on rhythmic tap.  Students will be challenged both technically and artistically. This class will be fast-paced and students will be expected to pick up combinations and choreography quickly.  Perfect compliment for Triple Threat Class and/or Broadway Dance. Prerequisite:  Tap II and/or teacher recommendation.  Placement by audition and/or teacher recommendation*. 

Class meets one hour/once a week.

 

ADULT TAP (Ages 18 and up) 

INSTRUCTOR: Bethany Corey

 

Adult Tap! For grown-ups only! We will open a slot for this class if there are 4 or more students interested in signing up. Tap basics, focusing on rhythm and making “melodies” with the feet. This class will introduce rhythm and in making “melodies” with the feet. This class will introduce

rhythmic steps and tap vocabulary. Great class for actors starting in dance.  Perfect compliment for Triple Threat Class and/or Broadway Dance. Recital participation will be optional. 

Class meets one hour/once a week.


 

Hip Hop
 

HIP HOP I (Ages 8-12)

INSTRUCTOR: Bethany Corey

 

Hip Hop I is centered on urban styles of movement, influenced by the latest street dance. Students will explore choreography and exercises that incorporate hard hitting beats and accenting music in a rhythmic way. Students will improve musicality, muscle coordination, and muscle memory. (Completion of this class does not automatically place students into Hip Hop II)

Class meets one hour/once a week.


 

HIP HOP II (Ages 13 - Adult)

INSTRUCTOR: Bethany Corey

 

Hip Hop II will explore a variety of urban dance styles. Students will be challenged physically and mentally as they build musicality, rhythm, muscle coordination, and muscle memory. Students will have the opportunity to learn the latest hip hop moves and steps in across the floor exercises and combinations. Placement by assessment or teacher recommendation only. (Completion of this class does not automatically place students into Hip Hop III)

Class meets one hour/once a week.


 

HIP HOP III (Ages 13 - Adult)

INSTRUCTOR: Vanessa Rodriguez 

 

For the more experienced dancer, Hip Hop IIl will explore a variety of urban dance styles. Students will be challenged physically and mentally as they build musicality, rhythm, muscle coordination, and muscle memory. Students will have the opportunity to learn the latest hip hop moves and steps in across the floor exercises and combinations. Placement by assessment or teacher recommendation only.

Class meets one hour/once a week.

 

**CLOSED**  ADULT HIP HOP (Ages 18 and up)  **CLOSED** 

INSTRUCTOR: Vanessa Rodriguez or Bethany Corey

 

Fun and engaging! Hip-Hop is a streetwise style of dance that combines jazz, modern and African technique. These classes will promote a unique and exuberant style of movement while

developing strength and stamina. Recital participation not required. 

Class meets one hour/once a week


 

Broadway Dance

BROADWAY DANCE I (Ages 8-up) 

Placement by assessment or teacher recommendation only)

INSTRUCTOR: Trissa Finneran

 

Broadway Dance I will explore the dance styles that were made famous in many of Broadway’s big musicals. All dance forms will be combined to make this a very popular and memorable class. A jazz or tap class will be a nice compliment to this class. (Completion of this class does not automatically place students into Broadway II)

Class meets one hour/once a week.


 

BROADWAY DANCE II (Placement by assessment or teacher recommendation only)

INSTRUCTOR: Vanessa Rodriguez

 

Broadway Dance II, like Broadway I, will incorporate many dance styles from Broadway musicals, yet will include more advanced choreography. A jazz or tap class is not required, but strongly advised. 

Class meets one hour/once a week.


 

Other Dance Styles...
 

NEW THIS YEAR!!!  BOYS DANCE

INSTRUCTORS: Daniel Bridges/Julian Simoes

 

Boys Dance is exclusively for any male, of any age, at any dance level. The student will be taught a wide variety of styles and techniques. We are so excited to finally have a class for the guys to learn and build new skills together this year. This class will build strength, agility, and increase confidence. Any male who is a part of theatre or the performing arts would greatly benefit from this class. 

 

HIT!!! HEART OF WORSHIP - (Ages 12 - Adult)

INSTRUCTOR: Devon Tarr

 

This class enables experienced dancers the opportunity to offer their technique and training as an expression of worship. Teaching will include the Biblical grounds for the importance of embodied worship; worshipping our Creator with all of our strength. Class time will also provide an environment where dancers can grow in their confidence to worship spontaneously and passionately. Additionally, the class will include the opportunity to choreograph pieces that can be used in various ministry contexts. The styles of dance used will be determined by the training of the class participants.  Placement by teacher recommendation or assessment. 

Class meets one hour/once a week.


 

ACRO (Ages 8 - Adult)

INSTRUCTOR: Bethany Corey

 

This style will blend aspects of body control, flexibility, balance and athleticism while learning the precision of acrobatics along with the freedom of creative choreography. 

In this class, flexibility and strength is strongly required, but not necessary. Students need to know that flexibility for this style cannot be achieved over one class a week. Students will need to work on it at home.The instructor will work with each student according to their level.

Class meets one hour/once a week.


 

**CLOSED**  ACRO DANCE II - (Ages 13 – Adult)  **CLOSED**

INSTRUCTOR: Bethany Corey

 

Acro II will utilize body control, flexibility, balance and athleticism while learning the art of acrobatics. In this class, flexibility and strength are strongly encouraged, and students must be willing to work on skills outside of class as well. 

Class meets one hour/once a week.


 

**CLOSED**  PARTNERING (Ages 13 and up)  **CLOSED**

INSTRUCTOR: Bethany Corey

 

This class will focus on movement and choreography centered around partner work. It will require strength, trust, and communication. We will be working in pairs and group partner work, and will learn a wide variety or lifts and balance work. 

Class meets one hour/once a week.


 

NEW THIS YEAR!!! FITNESS FUSION (18 and up)

INSTRUCTOR: Vanessa Rodriguez

 

Pilates, dance, yoga, barre, cardio, and old-school exercises with an edge. Dance Fusion offers a little bit of everything and you won’t know what hit ya’. Inspired by a variety of music, dance styles and a little choreography combo here and there. Don’t be surprised to learn a bit of jazz funk, salsa, hip hop, or a bit of lyrical at the end of each class. Perfect for everyone waiting for their students to come out of theatre, dance or voice class!

Class meets one hour/once a week.

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